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  • monkindy

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    Only have one week left of my trip and was wanting to get back to the beach for a few nights.
    Closest beach to get to from Bangkok is Pattaya, however, I would like a relaxing few days and no being hasseled by tuk tuk drivers, asked if I want massage etc.
    Therefore, was wondering if anyone knew of a nice place to stay in the pattaya area, preferably with a pool and walking distance to the beach. Have a budget of $50/night. Have been looking Jomtien and Naklua areas.

    Thanks for any help

    #1 Posted: 5/2/2011 - 20:22

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  • eastwest

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    17th December, 2009
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    Unless you go for the, obvious, other reason to Pattaya you're far better off at alternative beach towns if you're just looking for relaxation.
    Koh Samet is just a little further past Pattaya and south of BKK you have Hua Hin /Cha am which is also much more suitable for that.
    Both are only 1-2 hours more travelling.

    Hua Hin also has a some of the girly bars if you were looking for a mix. In Hua Hin that scene is only part of the town whereas the whole of Pattaya revolves around them.
    Hoping that a tut tuk driver won't offer massages/girls in Pattaya? That's like going to Disneyland and hoping that you won't see Mickey Mouse.

    #2 Posted: 6/2/2011 - 09:04

  • MADMAC

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    My son loves Cha'am and swears by it.

    #3 Posted: 10/2/2011 - 23:41

  • khunwilko

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    Plenty of "chill" places in Pattaya - but you don't give a price range.

    The beaches in Pattaya are not very good though. The best are probably between Jomtien and Pattaya. "Birds and Bees" is a paradise!

    However Pattaya is not the closest beach to Bkk, Bang Saen is. This place is a largely Thai resort town. The beach is no better than Pattaya's ,but in the week you will have it almost to yourself.
    there are several new hotels there.
    It's about 1 hours from the airport.

    #4 Posted: 11/2/2011 - 08:00

  • stoneman

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    If you want to be near Pattaya then Jomtien is the way to go. If not, then either Koh Samet or Cha Am/Hua Hin as suggested by others.

    #5 Posted: 16/2/2011 - 19:48

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